Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 666 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
Well for all if us who follow Southwest we had a thread in here a couple of years ago about what cities Southwest had actually dropped and BPt was on that short list. Well I am happy to say today we had two Southwest planes on the ground at one time at BPT due to diversions from Houston. We never had this happen even when BPT was a served city by Southwest. Unfortunately I could not get any photos. Anyway sure was nice to see Southwest back even though it was only for about an hour. If Houston could only be so kind to have bad weather daily we may be blessed with regular Southwest service once again !!
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
If I remember there were only 4-5 WN flights during weekdays to DAL but I don't know how many planes overnighted but it is possible there may have been 2 overnighters but most probably not. At one time I was hired by the old Conquest to work in BPT but I turned it down.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
The two that dropped into BPT were SWA9 and SWA11, both DAL-flights. They had launched to the East, via SHV, and then headed towards HOU, but a spiral band of thunderstorms associated with the NE side of Erin "trained" right over the terminal area. They held for awhile, and with BPT in the clear on the east side, they went there.
A really messed up day... HOU, AUS, SAT, PHX, and DAL all had weather, and I have no idea what the weather east of the Mississippi was...since I didn't have anything there, and was otherwise to busy to look..